Union Home Minister Is Hospitalized Again
Amit Shah, Union Home Minister was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS Saturday night, 2-weeks after he was discharged from the hospital. He was earlier admitted to top hospital for post-COVID-care.
The 55-year-old Minister had tested positive for the virus that has affected over 46 lakh people in India so far, on August 2 when he was taken to private hospital Medanta in Gurgaon. On August 14, he had tweeted that he would be in-home isolation for a few more days on the advice of his doctors.
He was admitted to the AIIMS on August 18 as he had complained of "body ache and fatigue”. He left the hospital after 13 days on August 31 after the doctors said the Home Minister had "recovered".
“He has recovered and is likely to be discharged in a short time," the AIIMS had said in a statement on August 30.
Last night, at around 11 PM, he was admitted to the hospital again. The monsoon session of the parliament begins tomorrow with COVID safety measures, including compulsory facemask and social distancing in place.
200 members of parliament are above 65 age, and at least 7 Union Ministers and 2 dozen lawmakers are recovering from COVID-19, the pandemic has cast a shadow over the monsoon session.